Saturday, July 22, 2017

Smith of Wootton Major + Farmer Giles of Ham

By J.R.R. Tolkien

Two short fantastical tales, the one explores the difference between accepting fantasy and denying it, the other is witty and critical of all sorts of things, like class and snobbery. [156 pp.]

Link to book.

Monday, July 10, 2017

The Other One

By Hasanthika Sirisena

The stories, set in Sri Lanka and/or the US, are interesting and beautifully written. But mostly they do what I most like books to do: they show me an unfamiliar world, open my eyes to new sights and my mind to new thoughts. Of course, I might be a little biased. The book was written by one of my writing teacher. [160 pp.]

Link to book.